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Pablo Carreño and Carlos Alcaraz meet in the final of the Count of Godó

There will be a Spanish final in Barcelona. The Murcian tennis player Carlos Alcaraz qualified for his first final of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell-Conde de Godó Trophy by coming back against the Australian Alex de Miñaur (6-7, 7-6 and 6-4) in a marathon match that lasted three hours and 40 minutes of play.

Alcaraz, eleventh player in the world ranking and fifth seeded at Godó, will face the also Spanish player this afternoon in the final Pablo Carreno, 19th in the ATP ranking. The tennis player from Gijón, semifinalist in 2018 and 2021, will play his first final in the Catalan capital after defeating the Argentine Diego Schwartzmann in the penultimate round (6-3 and 6-4) in one hour and 39 minutes of play.

This Sunday’s was the fastest of the four duels between the two tennis players, which in their previous editions had been resolved in three sets, with a victory for the Argentine and two for the Spanish, including the only precedent on clay in the quarters last year’s Godó final (6-4, 3-6 and 7-5).

After the rain forced to postpone the Saturday session after 21 minutes of game (2-2), Carreño managed to beat the Argentine and will measure his strength against Carlos Alcaraz, who was also unable to finish his match yesterday.

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